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 Meanings and Examples of BROKE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
broke
 v.  (past tense) separate or cause to separate into pieces
 a.  having completely run out of money
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Ethan's ears were alert for the jingle of sleigh-bells, but not a sound broke the silence of the lonely road.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  She broke in: "You're neglecting the farm enough already," and this being true, he found no answer, and left her time to add ironically: "Better send me over to the almshouse and done with it."
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  Oh, I don't know why I'm telling you all this, Mrs. Hale broke off, crying.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
4  And after that fall he had right here last year when he broke his knee.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
5  There was a startled silence and then the buzzing broke out again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
6  A polite tumult broke out under the trees as the guests arose, shaking crumbs from laps.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  And then her rage broke, the same rage that drove Gerald to murder and other Irish ancestors to misdeeds that cost them their necks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
8  "I know how you feel but there isn't any sacrifice too great for the Cause," broke in Mrs. Elsing in a soft voice that settled matters.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  Then the fiddles, bull fiddles, accordions, banjos and knuckle-bones broke into a slow rendition of "Lorena"--too slow for dancing, the dancing would come later when the booths were emptied of their wares.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  "Bring in--" began Melly, her brow wrinkling, and then she broke into a delighted smile.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
11  "But Charles--" Her voice broke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
12  No one but a gentleman of refinement and thoughtfulness would ever have thought how it broke my heart to-- I'll send my gold chain instead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  The day was hot and the flies came in the open windows in swarms, fat lazy flies that broke the spirits of the men as pain could not.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  Scarlett had rejoined Maybelle and Mrs. Meade before the import of his last words broke upon her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  Sweat broke out on Scarlett with clammy dampness, whenever this thought entered her mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence: (120 in 9 pages)
16  Hail fell with such violence that it broke windows.
17  Communal violence broke out in different parts of the country.
18  When he broke his leg he had to walk on crutches.
19  They both enlisted a year before the war broke out.
20  The minister gave a warning that if war broke out, it would be catastrophic.
21  The bag broke under the weight of the bottles inside it.
22  Her face broke into a wide grin.
23  The police broke up the window nailed down and rescued the boy from the fire.
24  My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.
25  After hours of fierce fighting, rebels broke through and captured the capital.
26  The chair wasn't strong enough and it broke when he sat on it.
27  The worst thing a girl can do: Give the guy who just broke her heart another chance.
28  Her family was given safe conduct to Britain when civil war broke out.
29  The visitor opened the wrong door and broke in on a private conference.
30  The conference broke for a recess.